From an ecological and water conservation perspective, boiling a large pot of water and then dumping most of the water down the drain is pretty wasteful. Since most Americans eat close to 25 pounds of pasta each year, reducing the water or shortening the cooking time could be a huge conservation step. Harold McGee, who … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Absolutely Gluten Free known for producing gluten free crackers, flatbreads and pizzas has recently introduced TahiniBars made of roasted sesame seeds and Raw Coconut Chews. TahiniBAR is a grab-and-go, 100-calorie, snack bar … Read More

Everyone knows yogurt is good for you – rich in calcium and live cultures (probiotics) that keep your immune system in top condition, but now a new study suggests the more yogurt eaten the lower your risk for heart disease.  A study in the American Journal of Hypertension looked at over 55,000 women (30 to … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Tea not only is a unique brand but it has an interesting back story as well. Begun in 2014, Wize Monkey repurposes an underused part of the coffee … Read More

It’s hard to get people to eat more fruits and vegetables. Some refuse to give up their favorite fatty foods or desserts but switching from white bread to whole wheat bread isn’t that big a step and it will yield impressive health benefits. Research has shown the benefits of whole grains occur by simply switching … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Cocavo is a privately-owned company in New Zealand that supplies coconut oil products from farms in the South Pacific, New Zealand and California. Cocavo is a mixture of coconut oil and avocado … Read More

Processed foods high in calories, sugar, sodium and saturated fat are often blamed for why Americans are overweight and at greater risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. The Center for Disease Control recently published a review of the top selling processed foods between 2009 and 2015. What they found is encouraging. They … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Gaea known for its Olive Snack Packs which we have highlighted in the past has now added shelf-stable Veggie Snacks to their product line. Veggie Snacks are lightly pickled, crisp, NonGMO Project Verified, … Read More

In the US over 18% of children aged 6 to 11 years old are obese. For little ones, aged 2 to 5, almost 14% are obese. We are not talking about a chubby child. Obesity at this early age means significant weight gain for their age. Portion distortion is a contributing factor. Obesity is measured … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. With all the brands of yogurt currently on the market it is hard today for one brand to stand out, but Oui French Style by Yoplait in its glass jar is … Read More